Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 40 - 65 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Amazingly for a hot hatch, the insurance rating is group 8, which is very low considering the healthy performance on tap. Fuel costs are respectable too and residual values should be quite strong.

The VTS may be a hot hatch but it performs fairly well on the eco-front - due mainly to the fact there's a diesel available. The 1.6-litre petrol has fairly high emissions with 163g/km of CO2 but isn't overly thirsty - averaging 41mpg. The diesel is superb, managing 64mpg.

Nothing major reported by owners, although the engine management system has caused some problems.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £205
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Insurance group 6 - 15
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